While she received hundreds of thousands of dollars though a no-bid book deal with the University of Maryland Medical System, then state senator Catherine Pugh sponsored dozens of bills affecting hospitals in Maryland — including several that would have benefited UMMS.
Former state Del. Jill P. Carter has taken over Baltimore's Office of Civil Rights at a pivotal moment. With city police now under a federal consent decree mandating reform and amid widespread attention on Baltimore's long-festering problems, she sees an opportunity to finally bring about the change her father fought so hard for.
The contest to serve the remaining two years of Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh's state Senate term concludes tonight with a public vote on politically connected candidates who have been seeking the appointment behind the scenes.
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon registered as a write-in candidate for mayor Tuesday, setting up an unconventional general election rematch with her Democratic primary opponent, state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh.
A divided Baltimore electorate generally voted along racial lines in narrowly choosing state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh to become the Democratic party's mayoral nominee over former Mayor Sheila Dixon, an analysis of precinct-level data shows.
Catherine E. Pugh says "change is on its way" in Baltimore. The state senator won the Democratic nomination in last week's mayoral primary against a field of candidates who said the city needs a new direction. Yet Pugh's administration might not look that different from that of outgoing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's.
Baltimore mayoral candidate State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, a state senator, has more than twice as much campaign money on hand for her mayoral campaign as front-runner Sheila Dixon — a total she says makes her a serious challenger to the former mayor.
When it comes to women's representation in politics, particularly African American women, Baltimore City is queen. Take the 2011 Baltimore City mayoral election, where not only was the winner an African American female (then-appointed Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake), so was her closest competitor (state Sen. Catherine Pugh).
Although the Affordable Care Act and creation of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange were important steps in expanding health care coverage for previously uninsured Marylanders, mounting evidence suggests that more work is needed to help ensure that coverage translates to care. Sen.